About John


I have been taking pictures since I was a little boy growing up in Lee a small town in Western Massachusetts. My Aunt May was the 1st one to introduce me to photography and she was a prolific photographer in her own right. She traveled all over the world bringing back landscape photos. Over the years I spent some time taking pictures but didn’t really take it very seriously, just trying to make it “come out”.  Then the digital age came and I bought my 1st point and shoot. A Kodak 3MP camera that really did a good job and was a good camera to start learning on.  I have really enjoyed the education process, spending a lot of time watching webcasts and other video training and listening to my favorite podcasts about the subject. I found some good friends to shoot with and joined a couple local camera clubs.


I am now a Canon shooter and use Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop to develop my images.



Canon 7D

Canon 7D MKII


Canon 70-200 F4 IS (my favorite)

Canon 50 F1.4

Sigma 150-500 F5.6

Sigma 10-20 F3.5

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Camera Bag:

Lowpro Mini Trekker

Think Tank Belt System

Black Rapid RS-5 Strap

Tripod: Induro CT213

Ballhead: Really Right Stuff BH-40

Induro GHBA Gimbal Head


Speedlite 580EXII

Speedlite 420EX

Cheetah Soft Box

2 Studio Strobes


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